Visualizing Membrane/Protein Interactions
This annual workshop is intended to highlight current knowledge and novel experimental and in silico methodologies in research on cell membranes, with an emphasis on quantitative methods that allow us to understand the dynamic remodeling and organization of cell membranes. This workshop will have dedicated sessions for participants, particularly early career scientists, to learn different analytic skills in addition to traditional lecture-based sessions.
While the four classes of biomolecules have been known for decades, the interactions between them have become the focus of attention only recently. In particular, the study of cell membranes and the proteins interacting with cell membranes has been very challenging due to the intrinsic complexities of these molecules. Separately, recent developments in computational and experimental techniques have allowed researchers to directly visualize the remodeling of membranes by proteins.
However, the effectiveness of these techniques can be largely improved through multi-scale approaches, notably via collaborative projects combining both experimental and computational techniques. To develop these multi-scale analytical techniques as well as foster collaboration and scientific discourse, we are establishing the first in an annual workshop series centered around understanding membrane-protein interactions, to be held at the University of Chicago Center in Paris (13th arrondissement) on 5-7 June, 2023.
Image credit: P. Aditya, 2022